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Opening Ceremony and Keynote Address
Dr. George Reklaitis is Professor of History at Brookdale, and has been teaching here as a full-time faculty member since 2004. He earned his Ph.D. at Northeastern University, completing his dissertation on the Soviet Union during World War II. He continues to teach, research, publish and present the history of the Soviet Union, World War II, The Holocaust, and the Cold War.
Russia’s use of social media to advance its agenda both internationally and domestically has been widely addressed, particularly surrounding the 2016 US Presidential election. Immediately before and during its invasion of Ukraine, Russian social media outlets, official and otherwise, have attempted to push a particular narrative of the cause and nature of the conflict. Ukraine and its western allies have pushed back. This program will investigate the way social media has reported the war in Ukraine and the way it has shaped public perceptions of it.
Dr. Reklaitis will accept questions at the conclusion of his presentation.
Presented by: Dr. George Reklaitis, Professor, History
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